Dave Yauk

Dave Y.

Fort Collins, CO

About Dave Y.

Background check: Last verified 10/21/2016
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Dave teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1998
Last sign in: Within two months


I own a local music/art/production institution which hosts lessons for many instruments and artistic pursuits. Personally, I've been teaching for over 17 years, and I teach beginner to advanced students in instruments like guitar, bass, piano/keys, voice, and drums, and depending on your needs, our studio offers a variety of professional teachers that teach all woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments.

I also am an online teacher for a the world's biggest web platform for guitar instruction, and teach lessons alongside those in Berklee alumni, Musician's Institute, as well with many very famous artists that are now in the music business.

Though I've had the fortune to work with some of the best in studios, as a songwriter, and player, and in education, both professional and informal, I love to teach entry level players up through the intermediate levels the most. I enjoy watching people discover things for the first time, and in my teaching I really do my best to craft my lessons to the needs of the students. My primary aim in teaching is that I would cultivate in my students a love for music and learning. With these two things in place, a student can go on to be and learn anything.

Join me and my studio. We'll have a great time, and we'll get you to your goals while we're enjoying the journey of music together!!

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Meet the Family!


Aug 2014 - Present
Grand Canyon University

Jan 2014 - Present
Garden City Productions and Publications

Visible Music College
Jan 2013 - Present
Professor and Song Writer

Guitar Instructor
Jul 2012 - Present

Sep 2011 - Present
Finale School of Music

Band Recruiter/Drummer/Trainer
Jun 2001 - Aug 2003
CTI International

I was a drummer for a band that went to 48 of the 50 states and toured in 5 overseas countries. In addition to my duties as a musician I trained and formed other bands by recruiting musicians and training them to play together. The two years I was there we deployed over 12 bands to 22+ countries.


Doctorate in Worship Studies
Jan 2013 - Apr 2016
Institute of Worship Studies
Masters in Divinity
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Liberty University
Bachelor in Management and Leadership
Mar 2003 - Mar 2005
Colorado Christian University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

25 Reviews on Dave Y.

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Cece Nov 11, 2016
· Songwriting · In studio
Dave really knows the music business inside and out, and he is doing a great job of shepherding my songwriting project along!
Stamatis A. Oct 23, 2016
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My nearly-8 year-old daughter has been taking music lessons at Finale for the last year and a half. Every week, she looks forward to her lesson, and she always comes out of a lesson with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Helena Oct 11, 2016
Verified Student · Conga Drums · In studio
Christian Oct 4, 2016
· Drum · In studio
Dave yauk is very patient, kind, and encouraging towards students. he is a great teacher and a great role model to students. If you are in need of musical lessons Dave Yauk is the person to got to.
Johnnie Oct 4, 2016
· Guitar · Online
it has been a pleasure working with Dave. He is knowledgeable and very patient. I am a beginner but has learned a lot in a short amount of time. I highly recommend Dave for your Musical needs,
Kelly Oct 4, 2016
· Drum · Online
Dave had been a great instructor and done a fantastic job of balancing instruction and making the lessons fun for my child. He is a patient, gifted teacher and makes music understandable and enjoyable for kids to learn.
Lily Oct 4, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Dave is a great person to work with. He is not only a very good teacher, but also very professional. My son enjoys his lesson a lot, and I will highly recommend him to anyone who plan to take guitar lesson.
Grayson B. Jun 15, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · Online
A very fun session for my 9 year old learning basic drumming. He's over the moon excited! We are pleased to have found such an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.
Aidan B. Jun 15, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · Online
Our first session with Dave today! Dave is very patient with my boys. He took his time teaching and instructing. We walked away from the first half hour with lots of information. They are excited about learning again and have already spent time practicing.
Elizabeth Mar 15, 2016
Verified Student · Cello · Online
Learned a lot
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